The Devil's Assistant (1917)

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Margarita Fischer stars in this domestic drama. Dr. Lorenz (Monroe Salisbury) is wildly jealous when his former sweetheart, Marta (Fischer) marries John Lane (Jack Mower). He is determined to get her away from Lane and he has his chance a year later when Marta gives birth to a baby that dies. She is grief-stricken, and Dr. Lorenz gets her addicted to dope. Meanwhile, Marion Dane (Kathleen Kirkham), who had loved Lane, tries to woo him away while pretending to be Marta's friend. Marta believes that her husband is neglecting her and she's desperate to get the drugs that Dr. Lorenz is purposely withholding from her. Finally, she and the doctor run off together one stormy night. They take refuge in a hut, and Lorenz tries to take advantage of her. Before he can have his way with her, lightning strikes the hut, burying them in the ruins. Dr. Lorenz dies, but Lane saves Marta and they make a fresh start.